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Monster Bash was a sidescrolling Platform Game, released by Apogee Software for the PC in 1993. The game stars 10-year-old Johnny Dash (Probably no relation to Johnny Cash) on a quest to rescue his puppy, Tex, from the evil Count Chuck, who plans to turn all the pets of the Day World into monsters. Armed with only a slingshot and an endless supply of rocks, Johnny must travel through 28 levels of undead horrors.

The first episode of the game can be downloaded for free at Apogee's official website. No relation to the pinball machine Monster Bash or any virtual re-creations of it, nor to the coin-op video game.


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  • A.I. Breaker: The evil twin tries to jump around a lot if you crawl—but since he starts right under an overhang to make sure you walk through his puddle, if you immediately crouch and shoot at him rapidly you can knock off most of his health while he's bumping his head. He can also be tricked into jumping over you repeatedly until he dies.
  • All There in the Manual: The plot can be read from the title screen. Episodes 2 and 3 update it with summaries of the previous episodes.
  • Anti-Climax: Count Chuck constantly taunts Johnny throughout the game and dares him to come face him. When Johnny does though, the Count himself puts up no resistance and practically lets Johnny defeat him.
  • Asteroids Monster: The green sludge monsters.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The Cyclops boss takes more damage when shot in the eye, and Igor can only be hurt by shooting his head.
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  • Attack of the Monster Appendage: The knife-tossing hands.
  • Badass Adorable: Johnny Dash himself.
  • Blessed with Suck: If a Medusa attacks you just as you die, a glitch will occur that causes you to respawn with no health as a "ghost". You can't touch anything as a ghost, so enemies and obstacles can't hurt you. Unfortunately, you can't pass through the exit either.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Acknowledged in the plot summary. It's specifically stated by the Bed Monster that Johnny's pocket would never go empty once he put the rock in it.


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